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New chemotherapy approach offers breast cancer patients a better quality of life

Archived, 557 days ago From cancerresearchuk.org 

London, U K - The chemotherapy drug capecitabine gives patients a better quality of life and is as effective at preventing breast cancer from returning as the alternative regimen called CMF, when given following epirubicin. These are the results of a clinical tria ...

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, WHO and partners rapidly and effectively coordinate the response to Ebola

Archived, 557 days ago From who.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Multidisciplinary teams in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are faced with numerous challenges as they respond to an outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the remote, forested regions in the northern part of the country. WHO and other partner agenci ...

UNGA urges major push to end AIDS epidemic, achieve 2030 agenda

Archived, 557 days ago From sdg.iisd.org 

New York, NEW YORK - UN officials and Member States called for a reinvigorated global response to HIV/AIDS during the UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) discussion of the UN Secretary-General’s annual report on the topic. Participants recognized progress on tackling HIV/AI ...

A Culture of collaboration can fight antibiotic resistance

Archived, 557 days ago From laboratoryequipment.com 

Rockaway, NEW JERSEY - Antimicrobial resistance poses one of the biggest threats to public health faced in modern times. If left unchecked, it’s thought by 2050 the global number of deaths from antimicrobial resistance may be as high as 10 million per year—costing $100 ...

FILL'ER UP: Firefighters team up with charity to battle muscular dystrophy

Archived, 557 days ago From seguingazette.com 

Seguin, TEXAS - Seguin’s firefighters are helping to battle something more than a blaze.

The local department has once again partnered with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and is looking to Fill the Boot, raising money for the organization ...

She’s a cut above the rest

Archived, 559 days ago From falkirkherald.co.uk 

Grangemouth, U K - Ashley Main (6), who attends St Margaret’s Primary School in Polmont, braved the chop and had 11 inches lopped off at hairdressers Sheared Secrets in Brightons last week.

She smashed her initial target of £500, raising over £700 an ...

Support services tackle the stigma of dementia

Archived, 559 days ago From cardigan-today.co.uk 

Wales, U K - Dedicated staff at Ysbyty Alltwen have marked Dementia Awareness Week by holding an event to help reduce the stigma surrounding the disease, and showcase some of the support services available.

The awareness day held at the hospital on ...

Hundreds step out to support Sunderland Race for Life

Archived, 559 days ago From chroniclelive.co.uk 

Newcastle upon Tyne, U K - Hundreds of people came together to raise money and awareness for the fight against breast cancer at Herrington Country Park’s Race For Life.

A total of 1,400 women took part in 5k and 10k races in the picturesque Sunderland park.

Huge bed net campaign kicks off in Sierra Leone

Archived, 559 days ago From afro.who.int 

Brazzaville, CONGO - Today Sierra Leone kicked off bed net distributions to help protect its population against malaria, which remains one of the country’s most deadly diseases. In total, 4.3 million insecticide treated bed nets will be distributed through the landmark ...

Miracle riders deliver hope on two wheels

Archived, 559 days ago From indystar.com 

Indianapolis, INDIANA - Great weather. Great attitudes. A great cause.

That was the combination that left an ear-to-ear smile on the face of Gino Johnson throughout Sunday as he handled some official duties related to the 24th annual Miracle Ride for Riley Ho ...

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